Steve Bruce has been sacked by Sunderland as the Black Cats’ chairman Ellis Short has described their start to the season as “simply not good enough”.
Following their home defeat to relegation strugglers Wigan, Steve Bruce’s position as manager came under increasing scrutiny and rumours were rife that the former Birmingham manager would be axed.
The Black Cats currently lie 16th in the table with just 11 points from 13 games and have won just one of their last five games, with their home form in particular being poor.
Martin O’Neill, who recently ruled himself out of the running for the Northern Ireland job, citing a preference for club management, has become the favourite to succeed Bruce, with Betfair giving odds of 4/5(1.8) for the former Celtic manager to take over.
Others, such as former Wales and Man City manager Mark Hughes at 3/1(4.0) have also been touted to take over, while former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is in the running at 8/1(9.0).
It would be a very surprising return for Roy Keane and odds of 70/1 reflect the chances. As an outsider that might have a chance of getting the job Lee Clark at 100/1 might not be the worst bet ever.
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